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She bet she'd lose -- and won!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:10am
Sara Lugger was skeptical as she placed her first $5 bet. But she realized that all she had to lose was 140 pounds.
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Cosmetics queen fights skin bleaching

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:14am
As CEO of a cosmetic empire in Ghana, Grace Amey-Obeng has been on a 25-year mission to enhance natural beauty and halt the rise of skin bleaching attitudes in her homeland.
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Ebola toll rises in 'unprecedented' outbreak

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:42pm
An outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in west Africa has spread to Guinea's capital and beyond its borders in an "an unprecedented epidemic," a leading aid agency reported Monday.
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1 in 25 gets infection in hospital

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:10pm
About 1 in every 25 patients seeking treatment at hospitals acquired an infection there in 2011, according to a new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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New measles outbreak

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:26pm do you know you have them and what can you do to protect yourself?
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She's the last polio case in India

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:15pm
India has accomplished one of the biggest public health achievements in recent times and is now polio-free.
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Obamacare: 2nd-rate insurance?

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:21am
Cancer patient Danielle Nelson was thrilled to find coverage, but had a hard time keeping her oncologist.
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I'm Ron, and I am a food addict

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:29am
I used to fill up on stuff, not really knowing what I was eating but just going through the motions until I got my "fix." Most of the time I was left with guilt, gas and a growing stomach to accompany my gluttony.
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Worst U.S. cities for spring allergies

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:28am
If you're cursing Mother Nature right now, we understand. And allergy season may be worse for residents of these 10 cities.
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Guinea: Ebola death toll reaches 70

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:17pm
At least 70 people are reported to have died from Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea, according to a statement from the East African nation's health ministry.
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Prepare for vet visits

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:10pm
CNN's Carl Azuz looks at how to prepare for a visit to the vet.
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Drug fight works; boy improves

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:03pm
Josh Hardy's parents launched a media campaign to get an experimental drug. After three doses, he's sitting up and playing board games.
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Tests show chemical in W. Virginia water weeks after leak

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:43pm
Tap water testing in 10 homes in West Virginia found a chemical that leaked from an industrial storage facility in January was still in the water supply a month later, though at levels within the state's allowable threshold.
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Boy, 11, wants his leg amputated

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:18pm
A boy with fragile bones wants to get part of his leg amputated so he can be more active. CNN affiliate KGO reports.
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Singer drops 60 pounds, boyfriend

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:13am
Nina Osegueda was 19 and 180 pounds when her boyfriend said the thing no one is supposed to say: "You'd look better if you lost weight."
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'Mary Poppins' for moms who have cancer

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:07pm
It was confirmation of her worst fears: The lump Audrey Guth found on her breast turned out to be cancer.
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Global health success: India free of polio

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:04pm
India is to be certified polio-free by the World Health Organization after going three years without an endemic case of polio. The eradication of polio in India is heralded as one of the biggest achievements in global health efforts.
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